The Knights knocked off the No. 3 Saddleback Gauchos, 69-68, in the championship game of the Bill Brummel Classic at Saddleback College. Trevor English, who finished with 22 points and four rebounds, was named MVP of the tournament.
The Knights made it to the championship game of their own Knights Invitational Tournament for the second straight year, but were bested by Mt. San Jacinto in the final, 95-89. Devyn Iglehart, who made the game-winning layup one night earlier to send SDCC to the championship game, led the Knights with 20 points and four assists. Howard Justice and Kyle Anderson each had 17 points.
The 7th Annual Knights Invitational will take place from Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18. The Knights will play Cypress College in the opening game of the tournament which is slated for a 1:00 p.m. tipoff on Friday.
The rest of the field includes; Citrus, Cuesta, Grossmont, Mt. San Jacinto, Porterville and Sequoias.
Malcolm Thomas, who played for the SDCC Knights during the 2008-09 season, was selected to the 2012 All-NBA D-League First Team, as voted on the NBA D-League's 16 head coaches. He was also named to the NBA D-League's All-Rookie First Team as well as the All-Defensive First Team.
The No. 11-seeded Knights fell to the No. 6-seeded Saddleback Gauchos, 65-55, in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals on Friday night.
The 2012 PCAC champion Knights (20-7) will travel to Saddleback to play the Gauchos (19-8) on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the second round of the CCCAA Men's Basketball Southern California Regionals.
The Knights, who are seeded No. 11, will meet the No. 6-seeded Gauchos for the second time this season...
Not only did the 2011-12 Knights win the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship, but they also received several individual accolades. Head Coach Mitch Charlens was named Coach of the Year, Stephon Lamar was named Player of the Year and Menas Stephens and Marvin Sykes were named to the All-PCAC 1st Team.
For the third time under head coach Mitch Charlens' tenure, the Knights (19-7, 13-2 PCAC) have won the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship. The Knights clinched the title after holding off the Imperial Valley Arabs (19-7, 11-4 PCAC), 86-79, on Wednesday night at IVC.
The No. 12 Knights came into Friday's game looking to clinch at least a share of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title, but they suffered a setback as they fell to Southwestern, 71-62.